The Director of Marketing & Corporate Relations is responsible for advancing the organization in meeting and maximizing its earned income goals through ticket sales, subscriptions, corporate sponsorships, advertisement sales, external advertisements, and other audience engagement events and partnerships. The Director of Marketing & Corporate Relations is pivotal in representing the organization to the public through multiple communication outlets.
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
Five or more years of experience in marketing and sales or related fields
Passion for orchestral music
Demonstrated success in sales activities
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Demonstrated competency in areas of public speaking and problem solving
Familiarity and confidence in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), Adobe Creative Suite, and familiarity with html or CMS
Familiarity with Tessitura or other customer relationship management system
About Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1921, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is Southwest Michigan’s premier musical organization and the state’s third largest orchestra. Serving Michigan’s fourth largest metropolitan area, the KSO provides more than thirty concert performances each year, reaching more than 80,000 adults and youth per year with great symphonic music and world class guest artists. With an equally vibrant educational mission, the KSO offers school-based programs that music teachers rely on to support their curriculum, and afterschool programs that have been recognized by the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. The KSO has won numerous awards and grants, including the Met Life Award for Arts Access in Underserved Communities, the National Endowment for the Arts for its extensive education programs, and a major Ford Foundation grant to establish its innovative Artists in Residence program.